Here’s a special event for you on Memorial Day weekend. The community chorus I sing in will be performing this:
On May 29 at 3 p.m. the 100 voice Berkshire Lyric Chorus, accompanied by a full orchestra, and joined by a stellar solo vocal quartet will sing the great Mozart Requiem at Tanglewood’s Seiji Ozawa Hall . Don’t miss this masterpiece of the choral literature and a work of deep conviction that was Mozart’s final opus as he was dying in 1791.
For the third time in four years, Berkshire Lyric returns to Ozawa Hall, ranked as one of the most musically ideal and beautiful concert halls in North America. Berkshire Lyric is under the direction of Jack Brown, Artistic Director.
The solo quartet for the Requiem will include internationally renowned, and Stockbridge native, soprano Maureen O’Flynn, the Metropolitan Opera mezzo and Richmond resident Marjorie Dix, Berkshire Lyric’s resident vocal artist John Demler, and tenor Deryl Godshall in his Berkshire Lyric debut. The program will also include short choral works by Anton Bruckner and Arvo Part.
Tickets are $25. Children are admitted free with a paying adult. Tickets may purchased in advance from chorus members, through our website or at the Ozawa Hall gate before the concert.